• UK water dispensers return to growth

    By Vending International on April 23, 2021
    The UK water dispense industry proved its resilience in 2020, losing only 3% of its customer base during the pandemic, according to the latest findings from Zenith Global, the food and drink experts, as presented to the Water Dispenser & Hydration Association in a webinar for members on 22 April. The total number of water dispensers in December 2020 was […]
  • Virtual water event in March

    By Vending International on January 26, 2021
    After a successful online conference in 2020, the UK water drinks industry is planning a second virtual event on 23 March this year. The UK Water Drinks Conference has been the industry’s main annual event for 30 years and is a key forum for producers, suppliers and customers to review and debate current issues, alongside excellent networking. The 2021 theme […]
  • Global Water Drinks Awards winners announced

    By Vending International on October 22, 2020
    The winners of the 2020 Global Water Drinks Awards were announced on 21st October at an online awards ceremony during the virtual 17th Global Water Drinks Congress. Organised by global food and drink experts Zenith Global, this year’s awards attracted over 160 entries worldwide, with support from category sponsors, Ball Corporation, Bericap, Güitig and Sidel. The winners are: Best Natural […]
  • Six natural springs in six countries seek investors

    By Vending International on October 9, 2020
    A month after the founder of a Chinese water brand Nongfu Spring became the country’s richest man, ahead of the founders of tech giants Alibaba and Tencent, investors have a unique opportunity to discover the potential of six high quality springs in six countries across three continents. The spring owners will present the six protected sources and business plans as […]
  • Call for natural mineral and spring water sector to become sustainability leaders

    By Vending International on October 7, 2020
    The European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW), representing the interests of natural mineral and spring water producers in Europe, has elected Muriel Lienau, chief executive of Nestlé Waters in Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA), as its new president for the next two years. Mrs Lienau, a French national, leads both the Nestlé Waters Business in EMENA and the […]
  • A new UK partnership to deliver more rPET for Buxton

    By Vending International on September 28, 2020
    One of the UK’s leading recyclers and Nestlé Waters UK have announced a new partnership to further build the circular economy for plastics in the UK. Biffa will be supporting Nestlé Waters UK to achieve its commitment of making every Buxton bottle from 100% recycled PET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate or rPET), by collecting recyclable PET bottles and reprocessing them here […]
  • 2020 Global Water Drinks Awards finalists announced

    By Vending International on September 15, 2020
    The finalists for the 2020 Global Water Drinks Awards are now published. The winners will be announced via an online awards ceremony on 21 October at the 17th Global Water Drinks Congress, as well as premiering live on YouTube. The awards are organised by global food and drink experts Zenith Global. This year’s awards attracted over 160 entries from 27 countries […]
  • Global Water Drinks Congress goes beyond the bottle

    By Vending International on September 9, 2020
    This year’s 17th Global Water Drinks Congress on 20-22 October 2020 has two major differences from previous events. The first is that it is now online. The second is its ‘Beyond the Bottle’ theme, with a focus on wider product and packaging opportunities. Typically attracting 150-200 participants from all over the world, the event aims to provide industry leaders, entrepreneurs, […]
  • COVID-19 leads to increased demand for sustainability

    By Vending International on September 8, 2020
    It’s safe to say lockdown has influenced consumer purchasing decisions and priorities in a big way. In fact, according to new research commissioned by BRITA Professional, almost half (48%) of all GB adults are now more conscious of making sustainable, environmentally friendly choices day-to-day. Consumer demand for sustainability in the industry isn’t new – research conducted by BRITA Professional last […]
  • Virtual UK drinks conferences become reality

    By Vending International on September 1, 2020
    Over 150 people have already booked for the virtual UK Water Drinks and Soft Drinks Conferences on 3rd and 4th September. “We had expected everyone to book at the last minute, but more people now realise you can’t have better access to industry leaders and extensive networking any other way,” commented Richard Hall, chairman of event organisers Zenith Global, the […]